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Friday, 4 August 2017

Classic White Shirt, With A Twist...

Estella Bartlett Avocado NecklaceYou can never have too many white shirts in your wardrobe, true.  But you can have too much of the same thing.  So, in a bid to bring some diversity to my shirt collection, this year I've been searching for various statement shirts (starting back in May with Karen Millen's coveted Super Frill Shirt - in a very 'Alice in Wonderland' kind of setting!).  But the search didn't stop there, and I've since found myself eyeing up ruffles, pussy bows, pleats and embroidered beauties.  At the end of this post, I've put together a little edit of classic white shirts with a twist, ready to pair with your favourite denim and midi skirts...
Needle & Thread Embroidered White Blouse
Farfetch Victoria Beckham Black Clutch
Needle and Thread Embroidered Ditsy Shirt

Belt - Ralph Lauren  |  Clutch - Victoria Beckham c/o Farfetch

Necklace - Avocado Necklace c/o Estella Bartlett

Classic White Shirt With a Twist
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Z for Accessorize dainty jewellery ringsThis shirt marks my first Needle and Thread purchase, having discovered the embroidered style on Net-a-Porter at the weekend. The busy, ditsy floral design calls for simple, dainty jewellery and so I've paired it with the cutest necklace of all time - a mixed metal and gold plated mini avocado from Estella Bartlett.  It's the ultimate blogger cliché and I love it!

Recognise this belt?  I haven't actually worn it since pairing it with the striped shirt dress for Riviera styling, though considering I'm yet to take the plunge with Gucci's popular GG belt, it's a bit of a godsend!  Statement logo-belts can add so much to a classic white shirt, and without going overboard.
Net a Porter Needle and Thread Blouse
Estella Bartlett Avocado Necklace Blog
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What's your favourite way to style a classic white shirt - with, or without, a twist?!

With love,

Gabrielle x



  1. I love this outfit!!!!! You look incredible!

  2. The classic white shirt is alway so chic! I love how you twisted it!

  3. I love a classic white shirt! Gorgeous outfit x

    Nev | Miss Nev

  4. Oh Gabrielle this shirt is just perfection! It's so pretty!

    Gemma x

  5. I dont really own any kind of white blouse, they aren't really handy when you have little kids. But they look amazing, I give you that!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  6. I love a good white shirt, its such a classic and statement piece and so easy to wear. I love the detail on the blouse, it adds such a lovely touch xx

  7. You look great and the shirt is so beautiful :)


  8. I have a few white top but none button up! I will get it eventually though because I think white looks really chic.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  9. White shirts always look so classy don't they. How cute is that avocado necklace too?! x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

  10. This white shirt is so unique! I love the embroidered details! Beautiful styling!

  11. You're so right though! You can have several items of the same clothing piece style, but they have to be different from one another. Like fun and interesting details like this one. Love the subtle statement and the chic and classic way you've styled it. Always so gorgeous! Xx

  12. I'm obsessed with Needle & Thread after discovering it last year. I think it's so well priced and the quality is amazing! You look beautiful in these photos hun and such a stunning location xx

  13. Gab, you look amazinggggg! Love your white top! Great styling!
    Btw, I'm using Canon 5D & 7D. Thanks for stopping by. Have a fab weekend ahead!
    Much love, Len

  14. To be honest, I have many white and black blouses for work but they all have different elements to them so I adore extra details. Ditsy prints are my favourite, and even better when a drop of embroidery adorns the shirt. But, let's talk about your belt! How absolutely fabulous! <3 x

  15. Very nice and classy outfit and cute pictures!

  16. I love this shirt and the way you style it! I think my favourite way to wear a white shirt is probably to tuck it into my jeans, and wear a pretty bralet or a choker with it just to make it a little bit more interesting! Lovely post :)

  17. Your outfit looks so simple and stylish! I love white shirts too!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

  18. Gabrielle, I love the texture of the shirt. The design is so pretty! You can't go wrong with a white shirt.

  19. Another beautiful fashion post Gabrielle! I haven't read blogs in ages, I need to catch up on everything you've posted haha. Classic shirts are definitely a staple, but when they have a little something to them it makes them even more special. I really like the statement belt, and dainty jewellery. This makes a very versatile outfit!

    Julia x
    Last Post: Around Balboa Park, San Diego |

  20. Such a beaut of a shirt and I love how you styled it with the rest of the outfit kept simple! Also, the avo necklace is wonderful xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

  21. Every woman must have at least one classic white shirt in her closet. I love yours and the update look to it!

    Jessica |

  22. Love this post Gabrielle! A white shirt is one of those staples that never goes out of style and it can be worn for so many different things, and I am currently lacking one, so I need to get a nice shirt for more formal occasions soon. I love the print on this one, the little flowers give it something extra that I'm often looking for as you're right, we all need something a little different. You look amazing! - Tasha

  23. The embroidery on this shirt is so pretty and such a lovely touch. As for the white shirt, it's such a classy piece. I like pairing it with a denim skirt.

  24. i agree you can’t have too many white shirts in you closet and this white shirt is adorable on you Gabrielle ;) I really love your accessories too,

  25. It is a shirt with a difference. It reminds me of one of my white dresses from an Australian brand Camilla and Marc - it has sort of like wispy bits coming out of the cotton and appears very much like the details of this shirt. You outfit is elegant and classic and comfy. Great post!
    Set to Glow

  26. I absolutely love your white shirt! :) It looks really classy! And that avocado pendant is so cute! Have a nice day!

  27. I've only very recently imputed a crisp white shirt into my wardrobe after realising just how much I could use it for and I've been loving it ever since. I love this gentle embroidered twist for something a little different but still an absolute classic!

    Musings & More

  28. Thank you <3
    Oh, I lve this photos, the place is amazing and so is your outfit!


  29. I think with a twist is definitely the way to go when it comes to styling a white shirt and I love the ones you have picked out and included here :) I really don't think you can go wrong with a look like this. x

  30. Love the white shirt and the whole look.


  31. I love this outfit!!! It's great when you can find a twist to an great basic such as the white shirt! Also, that mini avocado neklace is way too cute!!!

    Hope you are having a great weekend!


    Seize your Style

  32. you look so stylish and elegant in this outfit- those whote shirts are stunnung dear xx

  33. What a striking and contrasting look, very effortlessly done. Greetings and thanks for stopping by!

  34. Love the embroidered shirt - unexpected detail. Also loving the location - reminds me of the aviary at the Melbourne zoo :-)

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

  35. I like your look! Classic and chic! You can never go wrong with a white shirt!

    L.E.N.A | Revealed

  36. This is a gorgeous white shirt. White shirts always look so classy! I just love the details on this one. xx

    Ann-Marie |

  37. You look so cute! I love how you've styled this white shirt and agree - you can't have enough of them! xx

    Naya //

  38. You look gorgeous as always! Classic, simple, chic and fabulous!

  39. Your necklace is soooo pretty and you look like a real model! :-)
    Have a good evening,
    xoxo Olivia

  40. Aww this looks like such a cute beauty brand - I've entered your giveaway so fingers crossed! :) As always Gabrielle, your photos are amazing. You rock the white blouse.
    Jaz xoxo

  41. I LOVE this white shirt you're wearing; it's still a classic, but with a beautiful, feminine twist. Your nails look amazing as well!
    la veine chronicles

  42. I loved this! It's funny because I was just thinking of how white was such a great colour to work wih, especially in fashion! Thanks for sharing!


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